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What's next after Ford C-Max


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#41 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 09:10 AM

I suspect they wanted government funding to develop the transmission, and originally they were trying to compete with the Prius V, in which I think they would have succeeded if they weren't more worried about selling Focus and Escape.  Plus the MPG overstatement, plus the 12V battery issue with the SE's.  I have never had a 12V battery issue with the SEL until it was time to actually replace the 12V battery after 7 years.

7 years? :headscratch:  I think the first CMAX's were built in Sept. 2012 and it's Aug. 2018 = 6 years. :) LOL  You know I see CMAX's all the time now.

 

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#42 OFFLINE   markd

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:29 PM

The Focus Active Hybrid, when it hits next year, should be a better vehicle than the C-max. Word is it should have mpg's in the mid fifties.

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 09:45 AM

Looking forward to see up to date info on FORD's new Hybrid/EV vehicles. :)

 

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:03 PM



The Focus Active Hybrid, when it hits next year, should be a better vehicle than the C-max. Word is it should have mpg's in the mid fifties.

 

Needing a lot of headroom, I did find the Focus an acceptable compromise as far as sedans go(6 years ago).  But it did not sit like the C-Max which is more like a mini-van to me sitting-wise - back straight, no smaller compromise[left foot position] (my last two "cars" where mini-vans).  I suspect the mileage would be similar to the Fusion hybrid but a bit better because it is a probably a lighter car and other improvements.  Focus does have a hatchback version which would give the car some of the big box carrying capabilities of the C-Max though probably less depending on where Ford puts the HVB.  I would suspect the HVB would still be in the back because the car is already front heavy.

 

 

Here's an article on the Active (not hybrid)

https://www.motor1.c...ctive-detailed/


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#45 OFFLINE   Bill-N

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:32 AM

Focus Active Squashed?

 

https://www.reuters....s-idUSKCN1LG22S


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

Damn.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:21 PM

Maybe they will have to make them here. :)

 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 03:36 PM

Maybe they will have to make them here. :)

 

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Wouldn't that be nice.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:12 PM

On the plus side, Ford might put a bit more emphasis on their other alternatives to the C-Max (whatever they are!).  The Focus was hardly a C-Max replacement option here - really want an EV or at least a PHEV crossover with a bit more ground clearance and light towing capability.  Still expect our next car to be 2 or 3 years out so can wait and see what we have then.  And, oh yes, want it built here too!


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:07 PM

Same with us, our car is almost four but it just hit 36,000 miles.






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